New App Tracks Pres. Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Activities

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  • Looking to keep up to the minute with President Obama’s second inauguration?

    There’s an app for that.

    The Presidential Inauguration Committee [PIC] plans to announce later today it has created an iPhone and Android app that allows users to follow next week’s events as Obama is sworn in for a second term.

    The app will provide live stream video of inaugural events, including the Jan. 21 public swearing-in ceremony. There are also schedules for nationwide events associated with the inauguration, including the National Day of Service on Saturday.

    “This inauguration is a celebration of the American people,” said Steve Kerrigan, president and CEO of the PIC. “That’s why we’ve designed our app to make sure folks across this country don’t miss a moment of history. Whether you’re in Washington, D.C., or any other part of the nation, there are plenty of ways to be involved in the inauguration through this app.”

    The app also features schedules of official inaugural events in Washington, and blogs with news items. It syncs with Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and text.

    In addition, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies – which handles the swearing-in ceremonies at the Capitol — has developed its own mobile website app for smartphones. The committee said it will “provide ticket and travel information to make the day run smoothly.”

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